Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - England v West Indies

Will Joe Root steer England to victory over the West Indies?
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England and West Indies will face each other at The Rose Bowl, Southampton for the 19th match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

West Indies have played 11 ODIs this year out of which they have won five and lost six. They would feel a little hard done in the last match against South Africa which was played at the same venue.

Only 7.3 overs could be bowled before rain played spoilsport in that match. West Indies were in a dominant position against South Africa then and had already snaffled two wickets, both by Sheldon Cottrell.

England have played 12 ODIs this year out of which they have won nine and lost three. They are currently placed at the third spot in the World Cup points table.

Both teams have played a total of 101 matches against each other, out of which England have won 51 and West Indies have won 44. The match will be played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton which has been a very high-performing venue for England. The team has won all their last four matches at this venue and have never lost a game against West Indies here.

England started their World Cup campaign by beating South Africa by a huge margin of 104 runs but lost their next game against Pakistan by 14 runs. The team then bounced back against Bangladesh and registered a 106-run victory.

West Indies blew away Pakistan in their first game but then suffered a narrow defeat against Australia by 15 runs. Their last game against South Africa was abandoned due to rain.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett/Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

West Indies- Chris Gayle, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis/Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – England

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jonny Bairstow (England), Shai Hope (West Indies)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adil Rashid/Moeen Ali(England), Oshane Thomas (West Indies)

Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), Shai Hope (West Indies)

Team Scores Batting first – England 330+, West Indies 320+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned. Also, keep an eye on the weather, as their has been a lot of rain about that may affect the playing conditions and therefore the odds.

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